01 juil 2021
Every day we feed our skin. Creams, lotions, shampoos, soaps, body washes, gels, makeup. Most people follow the trends, shop at the cosmetic counters and pharmacies. Many and perhaps most purchases, I would classify as ‘fast skin care’. Like fast food, lacking in quality and nutrition, but hard to resist.  Products full of hidden toxins that smell and feel good.   Then there is the fairly new...
20 juin 2021
Where does our Shea Butter come from? We can show you! We at Earth to Body are fortunate enough to have friends of the family who work with the Fédération NUNUNA. Our friends have personally met these hard working women of Burkina Faso, where this miraculous gift comes from. We asked them to take some photos and write a description of this organically grown and fair -trade product. We hope this...
16 juin 2021
If you own an iron, you may know of ‘linen water’.  It’s that little spritz of freshness that make clothes smell fresh or the bed linens welcoming. The subtleness of the scent is inviting, relaxing and if you choose the right linen water, nourishing on the skin. But there is linen water and there is linen water.  It would be presumptuous to think they are all equal and comparable, especially to...
10 juin 2021
A FUNGUS? Nobody wants it. If you have ever had a skin fungus, whether it be on the nail, between the toes, or in a fold, it is not a pretty sight, nor is it fun to experience. Scaly, red, itchy, flaky, bumpy, unsightly, all of which can drive us crazy. Some common names for this tinea include nail fungus, jock itch, ringworm, athlete’s foot. Prevention is the key by practicing good hygiene,...
11 mai 2021
The genome of a koala instructs it to eat eucalyptus. It tells the koala that these leaves, while toxic to most mammals, are not toxic to itself and yet will supply its nutritional needs, including its water supply. Koalas accomplish a leaf chew marathon for several hours a day before being sated.  Not only does the koala have the extra genes to access the eucalyptus’s nutrition, it can also...
28 avr 2021
“Nothing seems to work. I have been to three dermatologists, tried various creams and salves. Sometimes my acne clears up, but it always comes back. Once my face reacted so badly I missed two days of school! My dermatologist is recommending Pro-Active but I have heard it can be dangerous. I am so discouraged.” Such was the despair of a young lady who entered our booth at one of the pre-Covid...
15 avr 2021
Wanting toxin free skin care is not a fad. While it may be the buzz, it’s not flying away anytime soon. We deserve to have clean products.  But what does ‘clean’ mean? Toxin free?  All natural? No nasties? Free-from? ‘Chemical’-free? ‘All good. No bad?’ It may depend whom you ask Some do not think there is a problem.. Some experts defend the mainstream industry saying that all ingredients are...
13 avr 2021
If the fashion promotes black teeth, ask the geishas. If pearly whites are the rage, and this is the case today, we just need to ask our dentist. Going back in history, black teeth have been fashionable. Called ohaguro, it was a custom popular in Asia, Japan, Vietnam. To blacken the teeth: “Mix a little acetate from iron fillings, soak in tea or apple tannin and vinegar, or sake.  Teeth...
20 mar 2021
Recently, upon reopening, a mom and daughter duo came into the shop.The young teen was combating acne and they were looking for more natural skin care.  “My daughter’s acne is really acting up. She is using a clay soap that I bought at a health food store. NO washes or gels because they seem to make it worse. Her shampoo is natural too, yet her acne is in a flare up. On her back too…maybe it is...
11 mar 2021
all natural soap guinness
Toting a beer into the shower may not be on everyone’s agenda, but perhaps it should be.  Not to drink necessarily, but to cleanse and nourish the skin.  We love our Guinness soap, called Irish Stout Oatmeal Soap. Not only is it great as a body and face soap, but it also serves well as a shampoo for the hair.  Beer and especially Guinness, contains natural anti-oxidants*, making the hair softer...

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